• Hello and welcome to our Kindergarten web page! My name is Patti Anders and I am so excited to be a part of your child's life and educational experience. I have been a primary education teacher in the public schools for 15t years with the last 10 years spent teaching Kindergarten here at Mountain Way School.  My name is Maria Laboy and I am looking forward to a successful year with your child. I have been a special education teacher in Morris Plains for 14 years.  I have taught children from ages 5-14.  I have been at Mountain Way School for the past 12 years working with primary age children. 
    Our classroom is a  place where your child will grow and learn in a safe and loving environment. We treat all of the children in our classroom with respect and kindness and expect the same in return.  Our expectations for your children are high and we firmly believe that learning must be meaningful and interesting in order for children to succeed. We strive to make sure that each child in our classroom feels good about themselves, the work they do, and the accomplishments they make. Learning in our classroom means actively participating in fun and interesting activities that will challenge the children in a variety of ways. We will work on math, reading, speaking, listening, writing, science and social studies skills and we all work cooperatively with each other.
    Your child is also fortunate to have two teaching assistant in his/her class, Miss. Alicia Jaworski (Miss J.) and Ms. Debbie Broxmeier.  We are very excited to have such a strong team of educators working with your child!
    Communication is vital to a successful year for your child. We will provide this through our website, emails, notices in the Home/School folder, phone calls, and individual conferences. In addition your child will receive a detailed report card in January and June. Our door is always open to you. Please feel free to email us with any comments, questions, or concerns.
    We are looking forward to an exciting year. Thank you for sharing your child with us!
    Patti Anders and Maria Laboy